Octopus to Odontoid
(Oc"to*pus) n. [NL. See Octopod.] (Zoöl.) A genus of eight-armed cephalopods, including
numerous species, some of them of large size. See Devilfish,
(Oc`to*ra"*di*a`ted) a. [Octo- + radiated.] Having eight rays.
(Oc`to*roon") n. [L. octo eight + -roon, as in quadroon.] The offspring of a quadroon and a
white person; a mestee.
(Oc`to*sper"mous) a. [Octo- + Cr. seed.] (Bot.) Containing eight seeds.
(Oc*tos"ti*chous) a. [Octo- + Gr. a row.] (Bot.) In eight vertical ranks, as leaves on a
(Oc"to*style) a. [Octo- + Gr. a pillar: cf.F. octostyle.] (Arch.) Having eight columns in the
front; said of a temple or portico. The Parthenon is octostyle, but most large Greek temples are hexastele.
See Hexastyle. n. An octostyle portico or temple.
(Oc`to*syl*lab"ic Oc`to*syl*lab"ic*al) a. [L. octosyllabus. See Octo-, and Syllable.] Consisting
of or containing eight syllables.
(Oc"to*syl`la*ble) a. Octosyllabic.
(Oc"to*syl`la*ble), n. A word of eight syllables.
(Oc"to*yl) n. [Octoic + -yl.] (Chem.) A hypothetical radical regarded as the essential residue of
(||Oc`troi") n. [F.]
1. A privilege granted by the sovereign authority, as the exclusive right of trade granted to a guild or
society; a concession.
2. A tax levied in money or kind at the gate of a French city on articles brought within the walls.
[Written also octroy.]
(Oc"tu*or) n. [From L. octo eight + -uor, as in L. quatuor.] (Mus.) See Octet. [R.]
(Oc"tu*ple) a. [L. octuplus; cf. Gr. : cf.F. octuple.] Eightfold.
(Oc"tyl) n. [Octane + - yl.] (Chem.) A hypothetical hydrocarbon radical regarded as an essential
residue of octane, and as entering into its derivatives; as, octyl alcohol.
(Oc"tyl*ene) n. [Octane + ethylene.] (Chem.) Any one of a series of metameric hydrocarbons
(C8H16) of the ethylene series. In general they are combustible, colorless liquids.
(Oc*tyl"ic) a. (Chem.) Pertaining to, derived from, or containing, octyl; as, octylic ether.
(Oc"u*lar) a. [L. ocularis, ocularius, fr. oculus the eye: cf.F. oculaire. See Eye, and cf. Antler,
1. Depending on, or perceived by, the eye; received by actual sight; personally seeing or having seen; as,
ocular proof. Shak.
Thomas was an ocular witness of Christ's death.South.
2. (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the eye; optic.